Monthly Archives: July 2014

Botanic Garden

Turns out?  There is such a thing as the United States Botanic Garden, and it was conveniently located a few blocks from where I was attending a conference.  I had time during a lunch break to slip in for a … Continue reading

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Monuments

Tuesday night I walked from the Capitol down to the Washington monument, and despite the heat and my black work dress (I did have the sense to put sneakers on) I decided to keep walking down to the Vietnam memorial. … Continue reading

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Garden Update (Late July)

On Saturday I surveyed the garden with much dismay; other than one lone pepper, it didn’t seem like much was happening there.  While things were blossoming, no other fruit was setting.  Meanwhile, I could see my neighbors pepper and tomato … Continue reading

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Where She Gets Her Knitting Mojo Back

I stopped knitting for awhile.  Some of this was because the combination of moving, crazy work hours, and the garden project were sucking up the majority of my energy.  (Not to mention the Cat Wars.)  But mostly I just sort … Continue reading

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Field Trips

Our first field trip this weekend was right around the corner to the farmer’s market, where along with some gooseberries (blech…very tart) we found a small box of pickling cucumbers and some dill, just enough to make a quart jar of … Continue reading

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Seven Things (Random Wednesday Edition)

1.  I have recently become obsessed with HGTV, specifically the shows “Love It or List It” and “Property Brothers”, the latter of which I have taken to calling “The Hot Guys Show”.  They are horribly formulaic, to the point where … Continue reading

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